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Mesenzio, re d'Etruria
1782; Regio Teatro della Pergola, Florence

'Cherubini: Arias and Overtures from Florence to Paris' (CDA67893)
Cherubini: Arias and Overtures from Florence to Paris
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Sinfonia: [untitled]

Mesenzio, re d'Etruria

Cherubini achieved a degree of popular success with Mesenzio, re d’Etruria, a dramma eroico to a libretto by Ferdinando Casorri on a subject inspired by Virgil’s Aeneid. The Sinfonia is a short piece with a solemn, martial gait; it displays from the outset an extremely confident use of the woodwind (flute and oboes), together with a capacity for moulding the orchestral texture which, through its pronounced rhythmic contours and carefully calculated dynamic gradations, conveys all the heroic atmosphere of the opera.

from notes by Francesco Ermini Polacci © 2012
English: Charles Johnston

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67893 track 11
Sinfonia: [untitled]
Recording date
1 October 2010
Recording venue
Teatro Verdi, Pisa, Italy
Recording producer
Sigrid Lee
Recording engineer
Roberto Meo
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  1. Cherubini: Arias and Overtures from Florence to Paris (CDA67893)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: February 2012
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